How To Create A Moodboard For Your Bathroom
Moodboards are a great way to help you to visualise your bathroom renovations. Used by interior designers and architects alike, they can be made online using images from the internet or in physical form using wall panel samples, fabric samples, collaged printed images and more.
Whilst social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram are great for finding inspiration, sometimes there’s nothing better than collating your ideas in a more creative way – and that’s where bathroom moodboards come in.
Moodboards should be a flexible reflection of who you are, and what you hope your interior decoration should be. They’re easily shareable so you can ask advice from family or friends, and because of that, they should be easy to change or adapt as your tastes evolve.
How to create a bathroom moodboard
1. Think about what you want to achieve
This is the most important step as depending on what you decide, you could choose a completely different direction. Are you hoping to gain a clearer outlook on what you want from your bathroom renovation? Or would you simply like to bring all your ideas together in one place?
Choose between creating your moodboard online on Canva or Pinterest, or making a physical copy. Each method has its own advantages. Moodboards made online are cheaper and easier to amend. They’re also easier to access and reference when you’re ordering decorating supplies online. The appeal of a physical moodboard is that you can add fabric or wall panel samples, as well as cut outs or clippings from magazines. Find out which is best for you and stick with it.
2. Collate your materials
Those who would prefer to work on a computer have a lot of free software at their disposal to get them started. Canva is a free online design tool that’s easy to use with plenty of moodboard templates. If you’re stuck check out their Youtube channel for some pointers.
Browse the internet for inspiration. Download the Pinterest Google Chrome extension for easy pinning, or when you see an image that you like, screen shot or save it onto your desktop before adding it to your moodboard. Other good sources of inspiration are Instagram or Pinterest. Use hashtags to find influencers or bloggers who are documenting their personal interior style.
3. Choose your colours
The moodboard’s base colour will represent the main colour that you’ll use in the bathroom. Remember that this is the time to experiment and find the colour and texture combinations that work together.
If you’re going for a fresh and modern look in the bathroom, choose grey or white as your base colour. For something spa-inspired, beige or another earth tone might be preferred. At this stage, you can also begin to think about accent colours.
4. Create the mood
With these colours in mind, think about how you’ll set the tone for your interior design scheme. Whether you bring in extra colour through houseplants or home accessories, it’s worth planning ahead so you can design the look completely.
Think about the elements that you’re going to change, and plan what your style preference is for each element. Planning a wet room? Put the two waterproof bathroom wall panels that you can’t choose between on there. Seeing your difficult choice against other themes for the room could make the decision a little easier.
The idea behind the moodboard is that it becomes a space for experimentation. Where colour, texture and style can be tried out alongside each other without committing first. Ever wondered how a vintage sideboard would look in your bathroom? Always dreamed of a marble wall panel feature wall? See how it would look first by adding it to your moodboard.
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